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February 13 2018

David Frei: Dog Writers Association Hall of Fame

David Frei was inducted into the Dog Writers Association of America Hall of Fame Saturday, February 10, in New York City. That honor is entirely deserved for the best ambassador dogs have had since 1990. It was in 1990 that David stepped into the role of Westminster Dog Show announcer, which has continued for 27…

December 20 2017

AKC Complete Dog Book Contradictory, Still a Great Book

The American Kennel Club New Complete Dog Book, 22nd Edition is my sixth pet book of Christmas. This isn’t a book as much as it is a planet; it’s 919 pages and must weigh more than most toy dogs. More than 200 dog breeds are arranged by Group (as dogs are shown in dog shows): Sporting…

November 22 2017

National Dog Show Presented by Purina: Behind the Scenes

Wandering around, talking to exhibitors/handlers and a newly engaged couple (that a dog brought together!)—all at the National Dog Show Presented by Purina, which will be seen on NBC Thanksgiving Day at noon (all time zones).

November 20 2017

David Frei Pontificates Puppies and National Dog Show

David Frei chuckles just a bit when I suggest that hitting 17 years of broadcasts for the National Dog Show Presented by Purina (broadcast at 12:00 p.m. in all times zones on NBC this Thanksgiving) means he’s as much a Thanksgiving Day tradition as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or the turkey that follows the…

November 19 2017

David Frei on WGN Talking National Dog Show Presented by Purina

David Frei is HERE on WGN Radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World, talking about all his years as broadcaster for the National Dog Show Presented by Purina. The National Dog Show is one of the few remaining benched dog shows, where people can meet and greet all the participants. The great thing about benched shows is that…

November 18 2017

Johnny Weir on the National Dog Show Presented by Purina

Two-time Olympic medal winning figure skater Johnny Weir with fellow Olympian Tara Lipinski, the “Glitter Twins,” are back at the National Dog Show Presented by Purina for a second time to offer behind-the-scenes looks at the dogs, the handlers, and the fashion. The National Dog Show airs Thanksgiving Day on NBC at 12:00 p.m. (in all time zones)…

November 17 2017

'Bon Vivant' John O'Hurley on the National Dog Show

“Bon vivant” is the word that I suggest describes John O’Hurley (though I am unsure what it means). From hosting game shows to appearing on Seinfeld as J.Peterman, to appearing as a Donald Trump-like character, to the author of several books, to perennial dog show announcer—there’s little O’Hurley hasn’t done. I chat HERE on my…

July 17 2017

Nothing to Sneeze At: Dog Flu Continues to Spread

Dogs in Florida confirmed as infected with the H3N2 strain of canine influenza virus since May has now reached 82 with four confirmed deaths. Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando announced that dog adoptions at the Orlando facility, which was shut down for a time due to dog flu, reopened on Thursday, July 13. Intakes remain closed…

July 8 2017

Hungarian Dogs Featured at Hungarian Fest

Celebrate all things Hungarian in Chicago: food, dance, art, music, and dogs! The Hungarian Gulyas Festival is today (July 8), from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and tomorrow (July 9) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. And, tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. is a fun Hungarian dog show! The dog show isn’t exactly Westminster, but features…

May 26 2017

Dog Flu Hitting Florida

Around 12 dogs are being treated now at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville for the canine influenza virus. There is confirmation that it is indeed dog flu that has sickened these dogs, both the IDEXX diagnostic laboratory and Cornell indicate about half the dogs are positive for the H3N2 stain of…

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